Pluriversal Paths

Words by Ashish Kothari, Ariel Salleh, Arturo Escobar and Federico Demaria


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There is no doubt that after decades of what has been called “development”, the world is in crisis - systemic, multiple and asymmetrical. Long in the making, it now extends across all continents. Never before did so many crucial aspects of life fail simultaneously, and people’s expectations for their own and children’s futures look so uncertain. Crisis manifestations are felt across all domains: environmental, economic, social, political, ethical, cultural, spiritual and embodied. The book Pluriverse - A Post-Development Dictionary, which this feature is extracted from, is an act of renewal and repoliticisation, where “the political” means a collaboration among dissenting voices over the kinds of alternative worlds we want to sustain or create.

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